Claudia Puig

Claudia Puig

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
USA Today
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1812

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 1812
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 40% In Secret (2014) " The striking cinematography and rich production design, evoking the lower strata of 1860s Paris, are not enough to mitigate the fact that a suspenseful saga grows tedious and even occasionally ridiculous." — USA Today
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/4 68% About Last Night (2014) " About Last Night is frisky fun made all the more entertaining because of the potent chemistry between its quartet of lead actors." — USA Today
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2/4 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Not only is the story of magic, angels, demons and predetermined destiny preposterous, but the characters are also unconvincing and the dialogue sanctimonious." — USA Today
Posted Feb 13, 2014
1.5/4 15% Endless Love (2014) " Might as well be one long montage of yearning gazes, tender kisses and lovers splashing in sundry bodies of water like playful otters." — USA Today
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2/4 48% RoboCop (2014) " Though this Robo reboot resonates to some degree with its depiction of military drone strikes, the film sidesteps deeper questions about the intersection of technology, law enforcement and politics." — USA Today
Posted Feb 11, 2014
3/4 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " A spirited romp through a world that looks distinctively familiar, and yet freshly inventive." — USA Today
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/4 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " Despite its intrinsically fascinating subject matter and winning cast, The Monuments Men is no treasure." — USA Today
Posted Feb 6, 2014
1.5/4 33% Labor Day (2014) " Labor Day feels like a belabored, sappy slog." — USA Today
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3.5/4 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " A fascinating documentary that poses a compelling aesthetic query: did 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer use optical devices to achieve his gorgeously photo-realistic, light-filled artwork?" — USA Today
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2.5/4 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " It's a Valentine's Day date movie that guys won't mind seeing, and women will find amusing enough and easy on the eyes." — USA Today
Posted Jan 29, 2014
2.5/4 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " The film is slow in getting started and once it's underway it's only intermittently involving. It's also occasionally far-fetched." — USA Today
Posted Jan 15, 2014
2.5/4 44% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " Cold Comes the Night is a serviceable low-budget thriller with a pair of strong lead performances and intermittently suspenseful scenes." — USA Today
Posted Jan 9, 2014
3/4 38% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " It's a welcome update, qualifying as the best in the series since the first film captivated and unnerved audiences in 2007." — USA Today
Posted Jan 3, 2014
2.5/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) " The dialogue is so sharply written and the sniping so deftly performed that it can be entertaining, though challenging to endure." — USA Today
Posted Dec 26, 2013
2/4 14% 47 Ronin (2013) " While the visuals are lovely to behold, this unremarkable version of the classic 18th century Japanese legend is stiff and uninvolving." — USA Today
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5/4 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Like Scorsese's After Hours, it's absurdly funny, though more akin to Goodfellas in substance and structure." — USA Today
Posted Dec 23, 2013
2/4 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " By trying to combine fantasy and romance with goofy humor, globe-trotting adventure and feel-good inspiration, Stiller has made Mitty a mixed bag of clashing tones and facile redemption." — USA Today
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5/4 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " A meticulously rendered, tasteful and moving period drama." — USA Today
Posted Dec 23, 2013
2/4 24% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " The photo-realistic look is striking, but the dialogue is occasionally wince-inducing. Think a sub-par Flintstones episode." — USA Today
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.5/4 94% The Past (2013) " Almost hypnotically compelling, spinning an intricate web of predicaments, emotional reactions and resolutions in a domestic drama that leaves the viewer reeling by its conclusion." — USA Today
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.5/4 94% Her (2013) " The film's genius is how it grounds the notion of a man falling for an artificially intelligent machine with reality. Just how many clicks away is this from online dating?" — USA Today
Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/4 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " The movie cleverly spoofs the 24-hour TV news cycle, as well as sexism and racism in the workplace. Not every scene is equally funny, of course, but most of the comic antics generate laughs." — USA Today
Posted Dec 17, 2013
3/4 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Travers would have despised it. For the rest of us it's an entertaining, affecting, deftly acted saga, interspersed with illustrative flashbacks from Travers' childhood." — USA Today
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3.5/4 93% American Hustle (2013) " With one of the best ensemble casts of any film this year, it's audacious, enthralling and uproarious." — USA Today
Posted Dec 12, 2013
2/4 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Like its predecessor, it features way too much trudging through forests." — USA Today
Posted Dec 11, 2013
3/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Brilliantly acted, gorgeously shot and altogether captivating." — USA Today
Posted Dec 4, 2013
3/4 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Bale gives one of his best performances, and Harrelson and Affleck are completely captivating." — USA Today
Posted Dec 3, 2013
2.5/4 59% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " A biopic that is more dutiful than illuminating." — USA Today
Posted Nov 28, 2013
2.5/4 48% Black Nativity (2013) " Based on the play by poet/activist Hughes, this updated faith-based tale features rousing musical numbers and a well-meaning, if predictable, story, marked by unlikely coincidences." — USA Today
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2/4 42% Oldboy (2013) " Graphically gruesome when it means to be a provocative look at vengeance." — USA Today
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/4 89% Frozen (2013) " Despite the frosty title, it's a warm-hearted, rousing and stunning animated saga ideally poised for the holiday season." — USA Today
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3/4 92% Philomena (2013) " Judi Dench brings the Irish-born Philomena to life with good humor and dignity. It's a wonderfully memorable performance by one of the acting world's greats." — USA Today
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2/4 38% Delivery Man (2013) " The concept's execution is sloppy, full of inconsistencies and plot holes. The situations teeter on funny, but never achieve it. And sections meant to be heartwarming feel lukewarm, far-fetched or inappropriately comical." — USA Today
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is crowd-pleasing and compelling, most of all because of its fiery, charismatic heroine." — USA Today
Posted Nov 20, 2013
2.5/4 46% The Book Thief (2013) " With superficial sleekness, it flattens the intricate story to excessive simplicity." — USA Today
Posted Nov 14, 2013
2/4 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " Only a few charming tidbits are nestled snugly in this over-stuffed Christmas stocking." — USA Today
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/4 92% Nebraska (2013) " Nebraska is a film of raw beauty and great humanity." — USA Today
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/4 89% The Wind Rises (2014) " The film, like the wind it references, has wonderfully soaring sequences." — USA Today
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3/4 65% Great Expectations (2013) " For those who prefer their classic literary adaptations to be as pure as possible, Great Expectations will be a happy addition to the canon." — USA Today
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3.5/4 84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " Lance Armstrong's next career could be sleazy politician or used car salesman. He lies with such conviction it's terrifying." — USA Today
Posted Nov 7, 2013
2/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Leaden, non-involving and filled with mind-numbing computer-generated effects." — USA Today
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " McConaughey proves he has evolved from a handsome lightweight to one of the most talented, risk-taking actors in Hollywood." — USA Today
Posted Oct 31, 2013
1.5/4 8% Diana (2013) " Lacks any insight into the characters involved, and surely would have the late Princess of Wales rolling in her grave." — USA Today
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2.5/4 18% Free Birds (2013) " Likable and amusing, if slight." — USA Today
Posted Oct 30, 2013
3/4 69% About Time (2013) " A time-travel rom-com with more than romance and comedy on its mind." — USA Today
Posted Oct 30, 2013
1.5/4 34% The Counselor (2013) " Everyone's speech is awash in gaudy psycho-blather and Yoda-like observations." — USA Today
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3.5/4 93% All Is Lost (2013) " Chandor proves that the elements, combined with the varied and subtle talents of a veteran actor, are all that is needed to make a captivating, nail-biting thriller." — USA Today
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/4 49% Carrie (2013) " Rather than offering new blood, Carrie is a purely cosmetic revamp." — USA Today
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/4 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " The harrowing 12 Years a Slave is a mesmerizing period drama for the ages." — USA Today
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2.5/4 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " A fairly dull thriller about a hugely influential Internet phenomenon." — USA Today
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/4 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " This multi-faceted tale - part murder mystery, part coming-of-age story, part intellectual disquisition of a socio-literary movement - is well-shot, assuredly directed and sharply written by Krokidas and Austin Bunn." — USA Today
Posted Oct 15, 2013
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